CXL:Running with the Mind of Meditation
with Barry Gruessner and Emily Miller
October 4 - 6, 2013
Distance running or walking is often the exercise of choice for reducing stress, bringing us greater perspective and connecting us directly to the wisdom of the body. The practices of meditation offer similar benefits, helping us cultivate stillness and nonjudgmental awareness of the minds activities. Join us for an extraordinary weekend of exploration as we run on beautiful Vermont roads during peak foliage season and discover a deeper experience of peace through meditation and running. The program will include meditation instruction and practice, stretches specifically for runners, group discussion, and a contemplative group run. Experienced teachers will lead us on this delightful journey.
This program is designed for runners and walkers of all levels. The program will begin Friday evening after dinner at 7:30 and conclude Sunday afternoon at 4:30.
Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.
Full Program Fee: $360
This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.
Discounted Program Fee: $275
This price reflects Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.
Price includes meals but not accommodations.
It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.
Scholarship and Financial Aid resources are available to make dharma accessible to people in all circumstances. We offer different ways for overcoming financial obstacles here.
Online registration is not currently open.
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About Barry Gruessner
Barry Gruessner has been practicing and studying meditation for over 10 years and running since he was 12 years old. He is a veteran of more than a dozen marathons, including five with Sakyong Mipham. Barry teaches in Shambhala and currently works in education in Burlington, VT.
About Emily Miller
Emily Miller has been practicing and studying meditation for over 10 years and running for 20. She has finished two marathons and continually balances running, working and parenting. She is an experienced yoga practitioner and works as a psychotherapist in Burlington,VT.